January 27, 1998 in Sports


Compiled From Wire Services

Retired basketball star Kareem Abdul-Jabbar said a lawsuit filed by a man who accused the ex-Lakers center of attacking him in April after a traffic dispute has been settled to both parties’ “mutual satisfaction.”

Walter Ray Williams Jr., who led the Pro Bowlers Association in money earnings and average, won Bowler of the Year honors for the second straight season.

Thomas Sykora declared himself a top Olympic favorite after narrowly beating Hans-Petter Buraas to win a World Cup slalom in Kitzbuehel, Austria, and give Austria its second victory in two days.

A shorter version of France’s 24 Hours of Le Mans, the world’s most famous endurance race, will be held in October at Road Atlanta in Braselton, Ga.

Pittsburgh, Arnold Palmer’s home turf, apparently will get a PGA Tour stop beginning in 1999, according to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.

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